Shoulder Press vs Rack Pull

Overall comparison

The daily number of shoulder press lifts entered on Strength Level is greater than the daily number of rack pull lifts.

Metric Shoulder Press Rack Pull Difference Percent
Daily count 1,783 30 ↑1,753 ↑5843%
Total lifts entered 1,915,786 68,314 ↑1,847,472 ↑2704%

Male comparison

The average shoulder press entered by men on Strength Level is less heavy than the average rack pull.

The bodyweight of men entering shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering rack pull lifts.

Metric Shoulder Press Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 139.4 lb 415.7 lb ↓276.3 lb ↓66%
Elite lift 241.9 lb 714.9 lb ↓472.9 lb ↓66%
Average bodyweight 177.2 lb 182.6 lb ↓5.4 lb ↓3%
Lifts analysed 559,341 14,090 ↑545,251 ↑3870%

Female comparison

The average shoulder press entered by women on Strength Level is less heavy than the average rack pull.

The bodyweight of women entering shoulder press lifts on Strength Level is on average less heavy than those entering rack pull lifts.

Metric Shoulder Press Rack Pull Difference Percent
Average lift 73.9 lb 251.2 lb ↓177.3 lb ↓71%
Elite lift 139.5 lb 448.9 lb ↓309.4 lb ↓69%
Average bodyweight 144.4 lb 150.9 lb ↓6.5 lb ↓4%
Lifts analysed 77,471 1,726 ↑75,745 ↑4388%